Think of fiction as falling into two broad categories and leave aside all of the subgenres that you’ll find a book under in bookstores or libraries.
Kelly Simmons is a tease.
As far as collections of short stories go, I Wonder What Human Flesh Tastes Like is a highly mixed bag.
It is an intriguing idea: How would we live if all of our wounds were made visible by an illuminating light that shone from every cut, bruise, malady, or illness?
Reading this novel could leave you with a huge hangover—the amount of alcohol consumed by its narrator and his cronies is astounding and would have floored even Charles Bukowski.
Generational literature, by definition, runs the risk of a limited audience and a short shelf life.
In this often gorgeous and often disturbing memoir, writer and artist Mira Bartok narrates her agonized relationship with a schizophrenic mother.
When a reader cracks open a novel, she or he enters into a bargain with the author.
For the reader, the terms of bargain are very simple: read the book with enthusiasm and an open mind.
If Specters were as good as its opening line “The valley was full of ghosts” it could have been intriguing, but it is not.
Literary fiction concerns itself with extraordinary people in ordinary situations, says Stephen King in the Afterword of his new book.
Promise Me, by Christmas mega-author, Richard Paul Evans (The Christmas Box, The Christmas List) is one of those sentimental stories that a reader either devours or detests.
The novels of Ward Just have frequently divided a readership uncertain of where to place him in the spectrum of contemporary American fiction.
Alas, the promise of award-winning novelist, editor and publisher Carol Edgarian’s new novel, Three Stage of Amazement, is not realized, despite the success of her first fiction book,
The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman’s smart, funny, wise, and entertaining debut novel explores the relationships and dynamics of a contemporary Russian-Jewish immigrant family from the former
If Jim Carroll’s The Basketball Diaries reads like an homage to Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, his posthumously published The Petting Zoo finds the author paying tribute to
Faced with a book titled The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe, whose cover is filled with retro-horror line drawings, the reader is daunted.
Reading an Orhan Pamuk novel sometimes feels more like studying a painting or experiencing a work of architecture.
Assassin-turned-time-traveler Toby O’Dare is back in Of Love and Evil, the second installment of Anne Rice’s Song of the Seraphim series.
Angel Cat Sugar, created by Yuko Shimizu and realized here in a cute Valentine’s Day offering by Ellie O’Ryan is celebrating her favorite holiday.
Mary Balogh detours a bit from her usual series writing to produce a charmingly delightful book that is a must-read on every romance connoisseur’s list.
It must be read to know why.
First published in 1925, the Argentinian, Lascano Tegui’s novel, On Elegance While Sleeping, was just reprinted and deftly translated into English by Idra Novey, giving an English language
A good writer can make any scenario dramatic—even short-selling the summer electricity market in Texas in 2005.
There is a pang that occurs quite naturally when you hear that a friend or family member is about to watch a really great movie for the very first time.
First impressions can be deceiving. The first chapter of Murray Tillman’s Meet Me on the Paisley Roof is the ultimate turn-off.
Degrees of Elevation: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalachia brings together 17 gifted writers whose voices are as unique and striking as the region about which they write.